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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide

Guide to APA citation style using the 7th Edition of the APA Style Manual.

Videos and podcasts

Youtube or online video:


If the real name of the author is known:

Author, A. A. [screen name if applicable]. (Date). Title [Video]. Platform*. URL

If the real name of the author is not known:

Screen name. (Date). Title [Video]. URL

*omit the platform if it is the same name as the author of the video


ABC News. (2018, January 4). African-Australian community calls for bipartisanship, not sensationalism [Video].

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2017, October 18). Australia's welfare 2017 video news release [Video]. YouTube.

TEDx Talks. (2015, August 21). Housing affordability: Win the argument | Eliza Owen | TEDxYouth@Sydney [Video]. YouTube.

The Weekly. (2017, May 10). The Weekly: Housing affordability [Video]. YouTube.

Yorkey, B., Son, D., McCarthy, T., Wettels, J. G., Golin, S., Sugar, M., ... Laiblin, K. (Executive Producers). (2017). 13 reasons why [Video]. Netflix.

Please note: According to APA style, the "author" of Youtube videos is always the person or organisation who posted the video, even if they do not own the material or had anything to do with the content. For your assignments, it is preferable to find the official version of the video if possible.

Podcast or audio recording:


Contributor, A. A. (Contribution). (Date). Title: Subtitle [Audio podcast]. Publisher (if available). URL

For podcasts in which each episode has different creators (or a special episode has its own creators), use the following pattern:

Contributor, A. A. (Contribution). (Year, Month Day). Title: Subtitle [Audio podcast episode]. In Title of Podcast: Subtitle. Publisher (if available). URL


Crabb, A. (Host), & Sales, L. (Host). (2019, December 12). Chat 10 looks 3: Ep 125; The miserable old bag costume [Audio podcast].

Fennell, M. (Host). (2017, August 4). Download this show: Would you pay for this podcast? [Audio podcast]. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Laura (Creator). (2011, October 24). Reported speech and Konjunktiv I [Audio podcast]. In German Grammarpod.

Webinar (recorded)

Use this format for only recorded, retrievable webinars, if the webinar is unrecorded cite as Personal communication.


Author, A. (Date). Title –italicised [Webinar]. Publisher. http://www.xxxxx


Russo, K. (Facilitator). (2020, May 28). The digital divide and COVID-19 [Webinar]. James Cook University.


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